Archive for March, 2008

Is It Possible at All to Discuss Language Wars without Starting One?

The title comes from an astute commenter named Frank on my last post, Your Ignorance Does Not Make a Programming Language Suck. Many of the comments on the post and the comments on Reddit quickly devolved into precisely the kind of language war I spoke against. If I were a cynic (and on alternate odd […]

Your Ignorance Does Not Make a Programming Language Suck

(It might look like I’m picking on a couple strangers here, because they were the main inspiration for this post. I hold no grudge against them, heck, I don’t even know them. Don’t think that a few words or a few opinions encapsulates a person’s whole personality or intelligence.) I’m trying to push for more […]

PyBat: A Python Module to Replace Batch File Usage (or, “Batch Files Aren’t Dead, They Just Deserve to Die”)

Download PyBat 0.1.2 More details at: http://pybat.sourceforge.net UPDATE: Hi, Reddit! I just wanted to clear this up: PyBat is about solving a somewhat specific problem: allowing Python scripts and batch files to communicate environment variable changes. This is in the case where you have a ton of legacy batch files that you cannot (for whatever […]

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